‘Travel Bug is living his very best life exploring the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. These are the fascinating facts about Petra he uncovered on his trip…


Why is Petra called The Rose City?

Petra is known as The Rose City because of the colour of its sandstone. The desert rocks are a beautiful dusky rose hue in the light and turn a darker shade when the sun starts to set. They weren’t as red as Travel Bug’s shell but he thought they were pretty, anyway. 

How many steps lead to the Monastery at Petra?

The incredible Monastery lies at the most easterly point of Petra. To visit Petra’s Monastery, you must climb approximately 865 sandstone steps; a walk of almost 1.2 km. Travel Bug stayed in his human’s backpack the whole time because he’s way too lazy for all that exercise. He did enjoy the view, though.

Is Petra one of the Wonders of the World?

In 2007, Petra was named as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, alongside the Great Wall of China and Chichen Itza in Mexico. Petra is the most visited site in Jordan and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Travel Bug thought it was one of the bestest places he’d ever been. 

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Adios, amigos. Hasta pronto…


TTB xx